Friday, February 3, 2017

Select Series...

Emerald Guitars is doing something interesting for 2017: each month there is a new custom series being offered, something selected by Alistair Hey (owner).  Generally, a custom build will take 4 to 5 months.  The Select Series offerings are models being built first, then offered for sale... great for someone who appreciates immediate gratification.  It also creates a lot of buzz in the carbon fiber guitar world.

This February X20 model takes my breath away...

The guitar is carbon fiber construction, with a veneer on the top and headstock.  This particular wood is louro preto... I had to look it up... similar to a Brazilian Rosewood, it is a close relative to Bocote wood.

All the weather/humidity resistant attributes of carbon fiber, with an exotic wood look.  This is the first I have seen this veneer from Emerald.  Striking!

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